The design process for digital microelectronics requires multiple steps and very often sourcing of third party IP material without perfect provenance and visibility of contents. Even wholly internally designed products are still vulnerable to insiders and accidental inclusion of exploitable circuits. At any stage from design to field deployment, an opportunity exists for a step to be compromised. Chip Scan recommends the use of a continuous scanning appliance during the design stages of digital microelectronics. Additionally, Chip Scan supports cloud based validation services to guarantee the chain of trust is intact for all steps of production.